On December 14, Judicial Watch released documents they gathered under an FOIA request that revealed Huma Abedin was allowed to remove (and possibly destroy?) documents related to “Muslim engagement” when she and Hillary Clinton left the State Department. The documents also revealed that the State Department “cut a deal” with Clinton to keep her call logs secret, and allowed her to remove files. So it all begs the question: what were they trying to hide?
Let’s start with Abedin:
Huma Abedin was deeply connected to the Muslim Brotherhood as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Hillary Clinton. She worked for an anti-American publication run by her mother for 12+ years prior to that appointment. In 2012, Rep. Michelle Bachmann and four colleagues asked the State Department for Abedin’s ties to the MB. Bachmann was immediately villified as an “Islamophobe” by colleague Keith Ellison (himself a Muslim).
The Hill reported then:
“A Saudi government document inspired by Ms. Abedin’s father explains the concept of “Muslim Minority Affairs,” the title of the Journal Mr. Abedin founded, and its goal to “establish a global Sharia in our modern times.”
Simply put, Huma Abedin worked for thirteen years as part of an enterprise whose explicit goal was to conquer the West in the name of Islam. No wonder the Clinton campaign wants to sweep this issue under the rug.”
And of course NOW we know that an agent with the FBI helped them sweep all of that under the rug.
Daniel Greenfield of FrontPageMag wrote on his blog:
“Raised in Saudi Arabia by staunchly Islamist parents until she was ready to go to college, Huma Abedin was the product of an environment fundamentally hostile to the United States.
Her parents, Syed and Saleha Mahmood Abedin, were unrelenting adherents of organizations such as the Union of Good, a Hamas fundraising front, and the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, which had its own links to Al Qaeda and Hamas. Her mother apparently continues to be employed by the Saudi government to promote these dangerous and threatening Islamic supremacist views.
Huma Abedin had worked for the IMMA for twelve years and had served on the editorial board for its journal. During her tenure, IMMA’s journal promoted Jihad, violence toward non-Muslims, female genital mutilation and the supremacy of Islamic law over all political and legal systems. The journal contained threatening messages toward Jews and Christians.”
How much did she work to have the US Government infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood? The fact that she left with boxes of files labeled “Muslim Engagement” needs to be investigated.
Then there’s Hillary
A notation was made in the FOIA files that certain documents, though not classified, were not to be publicly released in an FOIA. Which is not legal.
Judicial Watch noted,
The documents indicate that Clinton removed a physical file of “the log of the Secretary’s gifts with pictures of gifts.”
The receipt of gifts by federal employees in the Executive Branch is regulated:
A “prohibited source” [of gifts] under the regulations is one who seeks official action from the employee’s agency; one who does business or seeks to do business with the agency; one whose activities are regulated by the employee’s agency; one whose interests may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the employee’s official duties; or an organization a majority of whose members fit any of the above categories.
A gift is given “because of” the employee’s official position if it would not have been offered “had the employee not held the status, authority or duties associated with his Federal position.” Gifts that are “motivated by a family relationship or personal friendship” may therefore be accepted without limitation.
“We already know the Obama State Department let Hillary Clinton steal and then delete her government emails, which included classified information. But these new records show that was only part of the scandal. These new documents show the Obama State Department had a deal with Hillary Clinton to hide her calls logs and schedules, which would be contrary to FOIA and other laws,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “When are the American people going to get an honest investigation of the Clinton crimes?”
When? Unless the swamp gets drained at the FBI, and State Department, it’s not likely EVER to give us an honest investigation.